Kendrick Lamar is gearing up to release the Janet Jackson-sampling "Poetic Justice" featuring Drake as his next single off of good kid, m.A.A.d city. The track's producer, Scoop Deville, recently sat down with DJcity to discuss how that opportunity came about, explaining that he was in the lab with K. Dot when the song came on the radio, encouraging him to sample the track for what would become "Poetic Justice."
"The way that 'Poetic Justice' came about, we were in the lab, working. I heard the record on the radio. When I hear certain things, it moves you in a certain way. It's like emotion," he explained. "When you hear a certain song come on the radio, it's like, oh my goodness, this is crazy for it to be around that time. That record is one of the sexiest records of our time. Growing up, it was just a big record. Hearing it the way I did, I thought it would be crazy if I flipped it."
Deville, who also produced "The Recipe," said that the label folks were feeling the track and that Drizzy ended up hopping on the song without his knowing. "I had no idea Drake was going to be on it, but it seems like everybody was vibing with it," he continued. "It could be one of those potential single records to sample, Hip Hop in 2012 is a whole new steez."
"I got a call from Stat Quo and my boy Edgar Sanchez put me in contact with him and he actually came over to the crib to vibe out to some of the records I had," he said. "Everything I played for him, he took like eight records. He was like, man, I'ma give these records to [Dr.] Dre. Sure enough, I got a phone call like a half-hour later from Dre himself like, 'Would you be interested in vibing with these records? I really enjoy your work.' I was like, absolutely. Take the files, got it to him the same night."